WASHINGTON (WCBD) – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday honoring late Senator and former South Carolina Governor, Ernest “Fritz” Hollings and his legacy.
The resolution was Sen. Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott.
“Nobody enjoyed their job more than Senator Hollings. Nobody was ever better at it, and when it came to South Carolina, Senator Hollings was able to move mountains,” said Sen Graham. “he was chairman of the commerce committee, the budget committee and was one of the great environmentalists of our time.”
Sen. Graham said Hollings knew what he was talking about, he was prepared and a fighter for his causes.
“He was willing to die for his country, and now he has passed and the legacy for the people of South Carolina will be enduring,” he said.
Graham went on to say: “Our educational system stands out on the technical school side because of his vision. He shepherded us through very turbulent times during the Civil Rights Movement while other states were literally on fire. South Carolina had problems, but they paled in comparison to most because of Senator Hollings’ leadership.”
Sen. Hollings will be laid to rest Tuesday at The Citadel. A visitation will take place on Sunday and his body will lie in repose at the Statehouse on Monday.
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